Projected 2018 NFL Draft Order: Preseason Week 4 Update

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 26: Jason Pierre-Paul
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 26: Jason Pierre-Paul /

The NFL preseason is about to wrap which means another round of NFL Power Rankings which helps me project the 2018 NFL Draft Order.

Projecting the 2018 NFL Draft Order is a fun exercise that comes in handy when completing NFL Mock Drafts. My process includes taking an updated NFL Power Ranking from a trusted source. This time I used Fansided’s NFL Spin Zone who recently published their update.

After reviewing the rankings the projected draft order is developed in reverse order with a playoff scenario worked out for the final 12 picks. The playoff situation is done with seeding and the team that sits higher in the power ranking moves on.

It’s important to take this projected draft order with a grain of salt as it’s a fluid process. Things will change a ton as we progress through the season. However, this is a good way to take the current pulse of the situation.

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The 2018 NFL Draft already has two 1st round picks that have changed hands. Both the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs moved their 1st round picks in order to land young quarterbacks. They are hoping that Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes II are worth the cost.

These trades have provided rebuilding teams, the Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills, with extra draft ammo.

1. New York Jets

2. Jacksonville Jaguars

3. Chicago Bears

4. Cleveland Browns

5. San Francisco 49ers

6. Buffalo Bills

7. Indianapolis Colts

8. Baltimore Ravens

9. Washington Redskins

10. Los Angeles Rams

11. Detroit Lions

12. Los Angeles Chargers

13. New Orleans Saints

14. Philadelphia Eagles

15. Carolina Panthers

16. Minnesota Vikings

17. Arizona Cardinals

18. Cincinnati Bengals

19. Miami Dolphins

20. Tennessee Titans

Playoff Teams

21. Buffalo Bills (via KC)

22. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

23. Cleveland Browns (via Houston)

24. New York Giants

25. Denver Broncos

26. Oakland Raiders

27. Dallas Cowboys

28. Seattle Seahawks

29. Pittsburgh Steelers

30. Atlanta Falcons

31. Green Bay Packers

32. New England Patriots